Apni Party ready to forge alliance with BJP: Altaf Bukhari

Apni Party ready to forge alliance with BJP: Altaf Bukhari

Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) founder Syed Altaf Bukhari has said that his party is open to forge an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). “Let’s be practical. No party in J&K will be in a position to win the maximum number of seats in UT to form the government. I am open to allying with the BJP… PDP and the NC had alliances with the BJP in the past, so why make this an issue now? Let us be open to it,” Hindustan Times quoted Bukhari as…

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Four civilians killed, Six injured in suspected terror attack in Rajouri

Four civilians killed, Six injured in suspected terror attack in Rajouri

At least four civilians were killed and six were injured after unidentified armed men, in a suspected terror attack, indiscriminately opened fire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Sunday evening, police said. While a senior police officer, later in the day, said the incident was a terror attack, additional director general of police (ADGP) Mukesh Singh said it was yet to be confirmed. The firing near Ram Temple at Upper Dangri village came close on the heels of an encounter at Sidhra, on the outskirts of Jammu City, on…

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Will not accept imported voters, will challenge EC’s electoral roll-revision move: J&K Parties

Will challenge non-locals in J&K poll rolls: Farooq Abdullah at all-party meet

Will not accept imported voters: PDP on electoral roll revision BJP holds counter-meeting, slams parties National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Monday said the “inclusion of non-local voters” in the electoral rolls of Jammu and Kashmir was not acceptable to the parties here as it would “end J&K’s identity”. Bid to rob J&K of its identity. It will end J&K’s identity… Assembly will be in hands of outsiders and people here will be left with nothing. — Farooq Abdullah, NC chief Abdullah, who had called an “all-party” meeting to discuss…

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25 Lakh non-locals eligible to vote in J&K Assembly elections; Opposition slams move

25 Lakh non-locals eligible to vote in J&K Assembly elections; Opposition slams move

“The real aim is to continue ruling J&K with an iron fist to disempower locals,” tweeted PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti. Jammu and Kashmir Union Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Hirdesh Kumar on Wednesday said non-locals can now vote in the assembly elections in the Union Territory and about 25 lakh new voters are likely to be added to the voter’s list. “After the abrogation of Article 370, many people who were not enlisted as voters in the erstwhile J&K state are now eligible to vote and can be added to the…

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J&K reported 333 fresh coronavirus cases and one death; Admin reimposes mask mandate in three districts

J&K reported 333 fresh coronavirus cases and one death; Admin reimposes mask mandate in three districts

Jammu and Kashmir reported 333 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike in nearly six months, even as one death was also reported in the same period, officials said. They said that 187 cases were reported from Jammu division and 146 from Kashmir division, taking the overall tally to 457517. Of the fresh cases, 168286 were reported from Jammu division and 288898 from Kashmir. There was one death from Jammu region due to disease in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 4760 —2334 in…

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J&K People’s Movement announces merger with Aam Aadmi Party

J&K People's Movement announces merger with Aam Aadmi Party

The president and other office-bearers of the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement, a political outfit floated by IAS officer Shah Faesal in 2019, joined the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi on Thursday. Addressing a press conference, Delhi Food and Supplies Minister Imran Hussain said the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) has merged with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with “almost” all of its office-bearers joining the ranks with the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. The JKPM leaders joined the AAP in the presence of the party national convenor and Delhi Chief…

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J&K Congress Chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir resigned from the post

J&K Congress Chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir resigned from the post

Ahead of the polls that are likely in J&K and would be the first election after the erstwhile state became UT, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Ghulam Ahmad Mir has resigned from the post. While Congress sources said that Mir, who has been president of J&K Congress since 2015, was asked to quit, Mir said he has offered to resign from his post ahead of the polls so that the party can rejig its organisation in the UT. “In my letter addressed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi,…

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PAGD to jointly contest elections In J&K

PAGD to jointly contest elections In J&K

The National Conference and the PDP – major constituents of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration – said on Monday that the grouping will jointly contest the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. “We will contest the elections together. There is a political party that said that they have left the alliance. The truth is that they were never part of the alliance. They had come to break us from within,” National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, who heads the PAGD, told reporters in Srinagar. Similar sentiments were expressed by PDP…

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Incent rainfall triggers landslides and flash floods in parts of J&K

Incent rainfall triggers landslides and flash floods in parts of J&K

Heavy rains lashed parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, triggering flash floods and landslides in several districts, PTI reported. Several vehicles were stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway after it was closed for the second day due to over 30 landslides and mudslides in the Ramban-Udhampur sector. “Around 2,000 passengers were stranded,” Ramban Deputy Commissioner Mussarat Islam said, according to ANI. “District administration started clearing the road and 20 sites were reopened, passengers were shifted to safer locations.” Five persons were rescued by the State Disaster Response Force after…

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Rains lashes J&K, Flash floods in Poonch, Snowfall in mountains; Landslide blocks Jammu Srinagar highway

Rains lashes J&K, Snowfall in mountains; Landslide blocks Jammu Srinagar highway

Widespread rains lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday while there was a light snowfall in the mountains. A fresh landslide, triggered by rains blocked Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Udhampur Widespread rains lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday while there was a light snowfall in the mountains, including the cave shrine of Amarnath in the Himalayas. Officials said that rains were witnessed across the union territory bringing down day temperature by around 9°C in the Kashmir valley. The weather office in Srinagar said that the highest rainfall of 35.2 mm was…

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